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Employment & HR

Our Employment law & HR team take pride in delivering employment law and HR services that are tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to listening and learning about your business to understand the challenges you face, your ambitions, and how to retain, your key asset, your people.

We are one the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. We enjoy consistently good feedback and take pride in the personal service we offer to clients.

We are recognised in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our clients range from large multi- nationals, SME’s to small family run businesses. We have particular experience of working with businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, logistics and construction industries and extensive experience of working with unionised and non-unionised environments.

We also have extensive specialist knowledge in both the private and public healthcare sectors including the NHS and in the public and private education sector including further and higher education institutions, academies, local authority and private schools.

We provide practical and responsive commercial advice on all aspects of employment law and HR including:

We will always advise you on your options to enable you to make informed choices. We appreciate that business is about taking managed risk and we will not sit on the fence but will make recommendations.

We also provide practical HR support through our separate HR entity, Kent HR and offer client portals containing useful templates and fact sheets.

Fact Sheets

Collaborative Employment Law (‘CEL’)

An introduction to CEL, what it is, what the benefits are and how it works. Read more

Holiday Pay fact sheet

Factoring overtime pay into holiday pay after the recent case law decision in Bear Scotland, is a source of considerable confusion for many employers. We outline the key points. Read more

Apprenticeships FAQs fact sheet

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all industries by offering a route to harness fresh talent and by developing courses that meet your business needs. This fact sheet summarises some frequently asked questions. Read more

Employment law for business fact sheet

This fact sheet provides details of our expertise. Read more


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News & Events

An Introduction to GDPR

Join the first FSB Lunch and Learn networking series at the stunning Regus Panorama in Ashford. Read more


‘Brachers Bitesize’ free webinar: What to expect in 2018

A whistle-stop tour of what to expect in 2018 from an employment law and HR perspective. Read more


Kent B2B Medway

Brachers will be holding a session to discuss the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect in May next year which will make substantial changes to the way businesses must handle personal data. Read more


‘Brachers Bitesize’ free webinar: Perils of the Christmas party

Ahead of the festive season a reminder of the legal perils posed by the festive season and how to pre-empt them. Read more


GDPR: Future-proof your business and ensure data protection compliance

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will make substantial changes to the way in which personal data is handled. Read more


CIPD - Wellbeing and Mental Health

A session covering wider wellbeing issues and how to support a healthy workplace with effective strategies. Read more

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Meet the Team

Louise Brenlund | Associate

T: 01622 776405 | Email Louise

Abigail Brightwell | Associate

T: 01622 655281 | Email Abigail

Catherine Daw | Partner

T: 01622 655291 | Email Catherine

Antonio Fletcher | Senior Associate

T: 01622 776516 | Email Antonio

Michelle Perry | HR Director

T: 01622 776455 | Email Michelle

Rachael Russell | Associate

T: 01622 680417 | Email Rachael

Colin Smith | Partner

T: 01622 776451 | Email Colin

Sarah Wimsett | Solicitor

T: 01622 776466 | Email Sarah

Joanna Worby | Managing Partner

T: 01622 680414 | Email Joanna


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

What can employers do to better support employees with mental health at work?

On 26 October 2017, an independent review, “Thriving at Work”, was published by Stevenson and Farmer Read more


Keeping on top of staff sickness absences

As the winter season approaches, the level of staff absences often increases with colds and flu as generally the most commonly cited illness at work. Read more


Uber drivers’ and employment rights

Antonio Fletcher, Senior Associate in Brachers’ Employment law team appeared as a guest on KMTV’s business show, Chris & Co on Wednesday 27 September. Read more


GDPR - do you know what’s coming?

The biggest change to data protection and how businesses process personal data in 20 years is set to take place when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Compliance with GDPR is not optional and so businesses, charities and public bodies are in a race against the clock to get ready for the changes. But are they ready for GDPR? Read more


Frequently asked questions on GDPR

What are my individual rights under GDPR? The GDPR provides you as an individual with a right to have easier access to data, a right to have greater information about your data and how it is processed, a right to restrict processing of data, a right to object to data use, a right to data portability between different services, a right to know when your personal data is hacked, a right to be forgotten and erased if you no longer want your data to be processed. Read more


GDPR – is your business ready?

With just over 7 months to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force, what steps has your business taken in preparation for the new law which comes into force on 25 May 2018? Read more

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Key Contact

Catherine Daw


T: 01622 655291

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What Our Clients Say...

“Not only do Brachers provide sound Employment Law advice in a timely and effective way ensuring the options are clear and understandable, they are friendly and approachable on any subject.”

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